An interdisciplinary research team recently received notice of a grant for 6 months from The Carter Foundation. This team seeks an individual to serve as a half-time researcher for the project.
The project involves an innovative interdisciplinary team of investigators and bridges economics and communication. The project will examine the effects of financial incentives on decisions in social and cultural normative systems in the context of Guinea Worm Eradication.
The position will involve timely implementation of project tasks, management of the data collection process, team support, data search and analysis for a literature review, and technical reporting. Ideal candidates will be self-starters with social science research experience who have intercultural competence. Candidates must be available at least 20 hours per week.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
PhD in Communication
Candidates must be available at least 20 hours per week.
Strong writing skills
Strong research skills
Good organizational and project-management skills
Effective interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work well with a diverse group of people
Ability to work well on a team
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
Ability and willingness to keep project faculty team on task
Experience with Microsoft Office products, particularly Teams, Word and PowerPoint
Experience with Statistical analysis
Computer literacy with strong Internet research skills, experience with Zotero
Required Application Materials
Applicants should include a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae with contact information for three references.
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